May 12, 2018 – The Board of Directors of Pure Home Water and Water in Africa Through Everyday Responsiveness (WATER) today announced that the organizations would merge. This gives Pure Home Water a USA affiliate and Water in Africa Through Everyday Responsiveness – WATER a stronger infrastructure in Ghana including a ceramic filter factory located in Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana. Ceramic filters are especially relevant in communities without boreholes or other alternatives for obtaining potable water. PHW collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to build its factory. For its part, WATER has been focusing on providing Water, Sanitation, Health and Hygiene or WASH solutions to communities and districts which have specific diseases. Over the years, these diseases have included guinea worm, trachoma and buruli ulcer. Pure Home Water was also active in these areas and was especially involved in the successful eradication of guinea worm in Ghana. Both organizations worked with the Carter Center and UNICEF to help successfully accomplish this. WATER is a registered 501C-3 tax exempt organization in the United States since 2004.